What is a Concussion?
Concussions are a very common injury, but just because they are common does not mean that they aren’t serious. Concussions are a type of traumatic brain injury (TBI) caused by a blunt force trauma to the head or when the head experiences a violent change in momentum, such as in a car accident. A concussion occurs when the brain is jarred around inside of the skull.
Symptoms of a Concussion:
- Loss of consciousness
- Problems with balance and/or coordination
- Confusion/memory problems
Although doctors believed in the past that concussions were always accompanied by a loss of consciousness, it is now widely accepted that a person does not have to lose consciousness in order to have sustained a brain injury. In fact, many people who suffer concussions don’t even realize that they have been injured, which is why it is essential to see a doctor as soon as possible after a blow to the head or after an auto accident. Even if you don’t remember losing consciousness, you should always check for potential injuries.
Injured? Consult a Los Angeles Brain Injury Lawyer Now
While the effects of a concussion are usually temporary and non-life-altering, concussions can take a significant amount of time and special care to fully heal. If you believe your injury was caused by the negligence of another person, it is a good idea to get in touch with a personal injury attorney, as you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and other losses. We invite you to contact BD&J to request a free case review to discuss your case.
Contact a Los Angeles personal injury lawyer at BD&J today: (855) 906-3699.